Paint company suits against shops, parts patent battles, and one shop’s highest court win
By John Yoswick
Parts patents, assignment of benefits, shop purchase agreements, and biometric privacy disputes have all been at stake in some interesting court cases involving various segments of the industry this past year. Here is AutoGraphic’s Automotive Report’s annual look at recent and ongoing legal battles, and what they could mean for the industry.
Shop owner wins in court
The dollar amount wasn’t huge, but it’s far from common to see a collision repair shop owner represent himself before a state supreme court — and win.…